Before I leave on holiday, I’ll share with you this fantastic (slightly old) news: 144 public library authorities in England have joined together for the first time to share the cost of a 2-year national licence for a range of OUP’s online resources. This means that anyone who is a member of a subscribing library (I am! I am!) can access for free and from any computer "the entire Oxford English Dictionary, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, and 170 other dictionaries, companions and atlases on a myriad of subjects".
Thanks Tony, who knew long before me, for letting me know.